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|Aug-05-13|| ||TheaN: 1/1. Oh, xcuse me, black <her> downfall. Reviewing the played moves and what would have gotten OTB after Rxf7 black is lost already.|
The start of this game is not that good for black. This Four Knights-Shevnikov hybrid shows black was not really up to the test, and Bg7 is atrocious to watch.
|Aug-05-13|| ||goodevans: <radtop: This was a little too simple, even for Monday.>|
l beg to differ. It's a very well known pattern which most of us will have recognised in a split second. But for these who didn't this would have been harder than the usual Monday fare.
|Aug-05-13|| ||morfishine: Its the old one-two or one-two-three or whatever its called: <32.Nh6++> forces mate: <32...Kh8 33.Qg8+ Rxg8 34.Nf7#>|
|Aug-05-13|| ||dufferps: I agree with goodevans. This was easy because we recognize it as the classic "smothered mate" (I think I've seen it referred to as "Philador's mate"); but the first time one sees it, it is impressive as a very daring and brilliant attack - hardly "easy."|
The play leading up to it -- setting up for it -- was indeed brilliant.
|Aug-05-13|| ||cyclon: In Chess "school's never out" ( God thanks! ), so, back to 'bench'.|
32. Nh6++ Kh8 33. Qg8+ Rxg8 34. Nf7X.
|Aug-05-13|| ||zb2cr: Quick and easy, 32. Nh6+ delivers a double check, leading to the ancient smothered mate pattern. 32. ... Kh8; 33. Qg8+, Rxg8; 34. Nf7#.|
|Aug-05-13|| ||gars: A beautiful game!|
|Aug-05-13|| ||Nick46: <goodevans: <radtop: This was a little too simple, even for Monday.>
l beg to differ.>
|Aug-05-13|| ||Alex56171: Philidor's mate! 32.Nh6++ Kh8 ▢ 33.Qg8+ Rxg8 ▢ 34.Nf7#|
|Aug-05-13|| ||thegoodanarchist: An old-fashioned beat down. Reminds me of my game against Edmar Mednis in a simul he gave in Lexington, KY. First he won a piece, then he delivered a smothered mate. He gave no quarter. |
At least I didn't make an illegal move, as one of the simul players did. Mednis just captured the guy's king in response, and moved on to the next board.
|Aug-05-13|| ||lost in space: <<Once>: (snip) like Frodo's invisibility cloak (snip)>|
Am I wrong or wasn't it Harry Potter's invisibility cloak and Fordo's invisibility ring?
|Aug-05-13|| ||Clodhopper: Philidor's mate was one of the first combinations I learned - I can't even remember from which book or newspaper column. But it enchanted me and began my lifelong enthusiasm for the game of chess.|
|Aug-05-13|| ||Once: <lost in space> Frodo was positively weighed down with goodies. In addition to the one ring, he also had:|
A magical short sword that glowed when goblins were near(from Bilbo)
A shirt of mithril mail which was very light and very strong (from Bilbo)
A cloak of hiding (from the elves)
Lammas bread (from the elves)
A magical light for scaring big spiders (from the elves).
IIRC Harry Potter had a cloak, broomstick, owl and wand.
As you do.
|Aug-05-13|| ||kevin86: Mate in three=smothered mate.|
|Aug-05-13|| ||chrisowen: Biffed f7 king hoot any good h8 gabled horse having,|
find a ko in us 32.nh6+ again hoofed off our f7 be,
edifice ogle a knight in float my boat racing alonger gate alive no more veritas h8 key a oomph,
be if do 32...Kh8 as blinkers on sussed queen effect in thin picking h8 smothered mate a feed a,
real thorough fare bussed in swamp e6 bam you 33.Qg8+ muggy aim get each f8 hasten thane otb ore 33...Rxg8 a pinch a punch aka mind 34.nf7#.
|Aug-05-13|| ||perfidious: For some reason, this evokes memories of the only time I ever got caught out by Philidor's Legacy.|
It was a tournament at the old McAlpin Hotel in New York, 1974 and I was ~1300 at the time. Played Black in a Benko, of all things, and my opponent sprang his dastardly trap at something like the 21st move.
|Aug-05-13|| ||ajile: Got it instantly. Standard smothered mate idea with a double check cool tactic thrown in.|
|Aug-05-13|| ||Gilmoy: Canonical!
The opening was a bit amusing: <5..e6 7.Bf4 e5 8.Bg5> transposing to Sveshnikov or thereabouts. In which case <10.Na3> b5 was correct. Even <11.Bc4> b5 might have been in time: 12.Bd5 is actually better for Black because it's less obnoxious than an Nd5.
<10..f5> is what you play <in response> to 10.Nd5 pressure. No need to do it first.
|Aug-05-13|| ||James D Flynn: Simple smothered mate by 32.Nh6+ Kh8 33.Qg8+ Kxg8 34.Rxg8 Nf7#|
|Aug-05-13|| ||dark.horse: 007 gadget's not to be confused with Checkov's Gun.|
|Aug-05-13|| ||Domdaniel: <Once> -- <The gadget is a staple of many action films.> -- ... and ... <dark.horse> -- Chekov's Gun ...|
... been consulting http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p..., have we?
|Aug-05-13|| ||Domdaniel: As well as a gun, Chekhov had a boomerang: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.p...|
|Aug-05-13|| ||Nullifidian: Simple smothered mate.
32. ♘h6++ ♔h8 33. ♕g8+ ♖xg8 34. ♘f7#
|Aug-05-13|| ||Amarande: And it's Philidor's Legacy for the win :)|
|Aug-05-13|| ||estrick: Ms. Lyons appears to have walked into this as if she were performing a 'help mate.'|
And she holds the title of WFM, no less!
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